samedi 29 mars 2008

The new issue of Politics and Culture is now available forviewing/reading at:

lundi 24 mars 2008


Interstice: Literary and Cultural Studies ******************************************************
Table of Contents
"'Chav': The Emergence of a New Identity" by James K. Walker
"(Visual) Consumption of Cosmopolitanism in Taipei" byChien-ting Albert Lin
"The Mechanical Universe of Russell H. Greenan'sNightmare" by Tom Whalen
"Remapping Ethnic American Literature and Culture:Integrating Literary Texts and Traditions" by Yi-pingWu
"'Neither fish nor flesh': Leopold Bloom and Hybridityas Alternatives in James Joyce's Ulysses" by Shan-YunHuang

samedi 15 mars 2008

WS in Korea

The 16th Cultural Program for Foreign Students and Scholars in KoreanStudies The Academy of Korean Studies is pleased to announce its 2008 CulturalProgram for Foreigners. As an important part of the mission of AKS is tocultivate scholars and young leaders who can contribute to the developmentof Korean studies, the Academy has organized this intensive culturalprogram for those in Korean Studies. The cultural program is composed ofvarious components such as special lectures on Korea, intensive readingsand discussions in Korean, field trips, excursions, and traditionalcultural activities. Program PeriodJuly 24 - August 21, 2008 (4 weeks) Language of the ProgramThe entire program will be conducted in Korean. It is crucial thatparticipants have sufficient fluency in Korean to understand undergraduatelevel lectures and participate in discussions. Qualifications and Application Requirements 1. Undergraduate students of second year or above and/or graduate studentsin Korean studiesa) Application Form with a photo (3.5 X 4.5 cm): You can download the formfrom our website at Download : All official university transcripts: Photocopies are not acceptable.Records of all courses must be in Korean or English. c) A copy of the score report for Korean language proficiency: Applicantsare required to submit their score on the Korean Proficiency Test conductedby Korea Institute of Curriculum and Evaluation ( orthe evaluation sheet included in the application form. d) Letter of Recommendation (1)? Letters of recommendation should be submitted in a sealed and signedenvelope with application. 2. Professional researchers and/or university lecturers in Korean Studiesa) Application Form with a photo b) Certificate of Employmentc) Curriculum Vitae * Applicants should initially send these documents by E-mail or fax andsubsequently send the original documents by mail no later than March 31 Period of submission February 1 - March 31. 2008Applications received after the deadline will be considered for thefollowing year's program. Notification of the Acceptance Applicants will be notified of their acceptance after the SelectionCommittee has completed the review of applications. Acceptance letters willbe sent to those accepted by April 20 by e-mail and announced at Financial SupportThe Academy of Korean Studies will cover the cost of registration, courses,accommodations, and meals during the program as well as expenses incurredduring field trips and excursions. All participants are responsible fortheir travel expenses to and from Korea. Arrival and DepartureParticipants should arrange their travel to arrive and depart Korea withina period of 2 days before and after the program. All participants areexpected to arrange their transportation between the AKS and the airport. PrivilegesParticipants will have access to the facilities of the Academy, includingthe library, photocopy room, tennis courts, and so on. Contact Address Ms. Nansook JungInternational Support DivisionThe Center for Information on Korean CultureThe Academy of Korean Studies50 Unjung-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-791 Korea Tel : +82-31-709-9843 / Fax : +82-31-709-9945 / E-mail :

vendredi 14 mars 2008

CFP Fukuoka

4th World Congress of Korean Studies Theme: Korean Studies Interfacing with the World The organizing committee of the 4th World Congress of Korean Studiesannounces a call for papers to all academics and professionals in Koreanstudies. The World Congress, co-organized by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) andKyushu University, will be held from Sept. 22-24, 2008 at KyushuUniversity, Fukuoka, Japan. As one of the prominent Korean studies conference in the world, it willprovide scholars with an opportunity to share their latest academicachievements and develop friendships in the field of Korean studies. - Date: Mon. Sept. 22 ~ Weds. Sept. 24, 2008 - Venue: Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan - Official Languages: Korean, English - Jointly organized by the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), KyushuUniversity, International Society for Korean Studies (ISKS), - Pacific and Asia Conference on Korean Studies (PACKS), KoreanStudies Association of Australasia (KSAA), - Association for Korean Studies in Europe (AKSE), - Central Asian Association for Korean Studies (CAAKS) and theCommittee on Korean Studies-Association for Asian Studies (CKS-AAS) Schedule Date Schedule - 21st of Sept. (Sun) Banquet 22nd of Sept. (Mon) Opening Ceremony Sessions 23rd of Sept. (Tue) SessionsClosing Ceremony 24th of Sept. (Weds) Post-conference Cultural Tour Optional Sessions - Designated Session (Individual Proposal) ? History ? Sociology ?Culture/ Anthropology ? Political Science ? Economics/Trade/Industry ? Law ? Art ? Folklore ? Literature ? Education ?Science/Technology ? Philosophy ? Religion ? Language - Free Paper Session (Panel Proposal) This session is to present participants? interests and reflections onKorean studies. A panel proposal including the topic of the session and organizing plan isrequired. - Special Session (Individual Proposal) ? How Korea is Reflected in Foreign Textbooks ? Korean Language Studies for Foreigners/Korean Nationals Residing Abroad ? History of Cultural Exchange between Korea and Japan ? National Studies(??) in Korea vs. Korean Studies around the World *Each panelist has 30 minutes. There is a 20 minute time limit for thepresentation and 10 minute for discussion. Eligibility Scholars and professionals, including graduate students pursuing amaster?s or doctorate Submission Paper submissions will only be accepted online through the World Congressof Korean Studies homepage ( from April 1 - May 10,2008. Once you have submitted your paper, you will receive an e-mail confirmationwithin 2 working days. The abstracts will be reviewed based on content and suitability. Selected presenters will be contacted individually by May 30, 2008 andnotified about the guidelines. Submission of the full paper (10-15 pages) is due via e-mail by Aug. 31,2008 to * The abstract cannot exceed 1000 words in English or 350 words in Korean. **For the free paper session, a panel proposal, abstract and CV of eachpanelist is required. ***Congress homepage will be accessible starting Tuesday, April 1, 2008. Accommodation & Fee Full meal coverage (Sept. 21 Dinner ~ 24 Breakfast) and 3 nights lodging(Sept. 21- 23, 2 per room) will be provided for all congress participants. (An extra fee will be charged if you require a single room.) ? Registration fee: US$ 50, KRW 50,000, JPY 5,000 (Cultural Tour is notincluded.) (Student fee: US$ 30, KRW 30,000, JPY 3,000) Korean Studies Junior Scholar Thesis Award We cordially invite students in Korean studies to apply for the JuniorScholar Thesis Award. To apply, please check the box ?KOREAN STUDIES JUNIOR SCHOLAR THESISAWARD? on your abstract submission form. The committee will screen your paper and select the best thesis. Awardeeswill be acknowledged for their achievements. Master and doctorate students are eligible to apply for this award. Contact Secretariat: The Academy of Korean Studies - E-mail: - TEL: +82-31-709-9843 -FAX: +82-31-809-9945

mardi 11 mars 2008

Conf in Athens, CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS 3rd International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts DIMEA 2008 10-12 September 2008Athens Information Technology (AIT), Athens, GreeceConference Web site: Paper and Art/Demos Submission Deadline: April 30ieth, 2008 =================================================================== The advances in computer entertainment, multi-player/online gaming, technology-enabled art, culture and performance have created new forms of entertainment that attract, immerse and absorb their participants. The phenomenal success of such a "culture" to initiate a mass audience in patterns and practices of its own consumption has supported the evolution ofan enormously powerful mass entertainment, digital art and performance industry extendingdeeply into every aspect of our lives, leading further to major societal and business contacting changes. The International Conference on Digital Interactive Media in Entertainment and Arts (DIMEA),in cooperation with ACM, is the premier forum for the presentation of societal, businessand technological advances and research results in cross-disciplinary areas related withdigital interactive media in entertainment, art and creative technologies. This conferenceis dedicated to build common ground between research, design and development, learningand collaboration in its myriad digital media forms: one of its many objectives is theexploration of 'play & learn', demonstrating new arenas and applications for digital gaming and incorporating leading edge technologies, designs and models in our changingviews about what is involved in gaming. DIMEA 2008 is jointly organized by Athens Information Technology (AIT), ACM SpecialInterest Group on Computer Human Interaction (ACM SIGCHI, Singapore Chapter) and theSociety for Excellence and Innovation in Interactive Experience Design (InExDe) DIMEA 2008 will bring together academics, technologists, artists, designers, and industry representatives to address and advance the leading edge of new digital andinteractive media. Who should attend: Academics, Animators, Artists, Designers, Developers, Educators, Engineers, Game Designers, Industry Professionals, Media Industry, Video Producers, Directors, Writers, Performers, Photographers, Videographers, Researchers, Students. Anyone who wants to be inspired to adopt advanced ways in industry, society, business, research and teaching, expand their knowledge on a wide variety of topics within the field of digital media, network with cross-disciplinary experts from digital media professionals to academic experts, and evolve with this ever-changing field! The following, non exclusive, topics are called for: - Entertainment, Art and TechnologyLocation-based and Pervasive Gaming, Mobile Entertainment, Digital Games in Practice, Computer Entertainment Research, Open-Source Gaming Engines, Implications for Multimedia and Web Design, Artistic Games, Commercial Games, Edutainment, Educational/Serious Games, Interactive Games, Games as Pedagogy, Analysis of Games, e-Performance (e-Opera, e-Theatre, e-Concert, ...), Virtual Exhibitions and Museums - New Media Emerging TechnologiesPersonal Broadcasting (Podcasting and Vlogging), Novel Applications for Mobile Phones, Social and Interactive Computing Applications, Collaborative Spaces/Environments, Innovative Applications of Technology in the Arts, Mixed Reality and Enhanced Visualization, Context-aware Environments and Devices, Immersive Learning Experiences, Communication Technologies and Systems for Digital Media, Advanced Authoring and Composition of Media, Advanced Interaction, Targeted/Personalized Media, Adaptable Media and AI - Code ArtAlgorithmic Art, Software Art, Net Art, Installation Art, Tangible Computing, Sonic Art - Digital Visual and Auditory MediaDigital Photography, Digital Imaging as Art, Advances in 3D Modelling, Digital Printing, Non-Photorealistic Rendering, Digital Sound and Music, Digital Music Synthesis and Composition, Graphics and Animations, Digital Comics - Moving MediaDigital Video, Distance Collaboration/Performance, Computer Animation, Interactive Movies - Culture of New MediaNetwork Culture, Philosophy of New Media, Digital Identity - Interactive StoriesDigital Narrative, Digital Asset Management, Semantic Web Technologies, Interactive Television and Cinema, Game Design and Storytelling SUBMISSIONS Full Paper Submissions======================Prospective authors are invited to submit full technical papers of not more than 8 pages, including tables, figures and references. Papers should present original research related to the above mentioned scientific areas, not published elsewhere. Full paper submissions should adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings style guidelines. The respective templates may be found at: Please use the style "Strict Adherence to SIGS style - (Sheridan Printing)" on that page. Demo/Art/Game Submissions=========================Practitioners in the DIMEA2008 areas are invited to submit not more than 1 page short description of their Digital Art Work/Demo/Game to be considered for demonstration at DIMEA2008. Papers or Demo/Art/Game short descriptions may be submitted electronically at the DIMEA2008 online paper submission service. Until the online paper submission system is opened up to prospective authors and practitioners, papers or demo/art/game short descriptions may be submitted by e-mail to: In either submission process, authors are advised to contact the Conference Organizers (, in case they have not received an acknowledgement of paper receipt within two days of submission. Full papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers from the International Technical Program Committee in a single-blind process. Demo/Art Work/Game submissions will be reviewed by the respective Chairs and their formulated committees. Tutorials and Seminars, Special Sessions, Exhibitions and Industrial Demos will additionally be organized during DIMEA2008. IMPORTANT DATES Full Paper Submission: April 30, 2008 Demo/Art Work/Game Submission: April 30, 2008Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2008 Camera-ready Paper Submission: June 15, 2008 CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP CALL Sponsorship offers an effective way of demonstrating your interest in and commitment to digital interactive media technologies and their impact in diverse applications fields spanning the entertainment and art areas. Corporate sponsorship can offer companies publicity and the ability to influence current and future leaders in digital interactive media technologies research and development. We will recognize and acknowledge the generosity of all of our sponsors on the DIMEA 2008 website ( and in the conference program (to be available in print and on-line). Please send an e-mail to , , if you would like to pledge your sponsorship. More details can be found at: ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Honorary Conference ChairChristos Halkias, AIT, Greece General Conference ChairsSofia Tsekeridou, AIT, GreeceAdrian David Cheok, ACM SIGCHI, National University of Singapore, SingaporeKonstantinos Giannakis, InExDe, GreeceJohn Karigiannis, InExDe, Greece Technical Program ChairsRyohei Nakatsu, Kwansei Gakuin University, JapanKevin Wong, Murdoch University, AustraliaThanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, UK Special Sessions ChairsKrzysztof Walczak, Poznan University of Economics, PolandNikos Nikolaidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Art & Demos ChairsNaoko Tosa, Kyoto University, JapanManthos Santorineos, School of Fine Arts, Fournos Center for Art and New Technology, GreeceThomas Rist, University of Augsburg, Germany Local Arrangements ChairsSofia Tsekeridou, AIT, GreeceAristodemos Pnevmatikakis, AIT, GreeceKonstantinos Giannakis, InExDe, GreeceJohn Karigiannis, InExDe, Greece Publications ChairAristodemos Pnevmatikakis, AIT, Greece Exhibitions ChairsDavid Fuschi, Giunti Interactive Labs, ItalyVassilis Kyriazis, Telmaco S.A., Greece TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (tentative) Antonis Argyros, University of Crete, FORTH, GreeceStephen Barrass, University of Canberra, AustraliaPhilip Branch, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Andrew Brooks, MIT Media Lab, Cannytrophic Design LLC, USA Marcello Carrozzino, IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, ItalyAndrew Chiou, Central Queensland University, AustraliaAngelo Ciarlini,Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilNuno Correia, New University of Lisbon, PortugalJohn Dack, Sonic Arts, Middlesex University, UKAbdennour El Rhalibi, Liverpool John Moores University, UKChek Yang Foo, Temasek Informatics & IT School, SingaporeLance Fung, Murdoch University, AustraliaAnastasia Georgaki, University of Athens, GreeceYutaka Ishibashi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, JapanArnav H. Jhala, North Carolina State University, USACarmen Juan, Technical University of Valencia, SpainHaruhiro Katayose, Kwansei Gakuin University, JapanDimitrios Kontarinis, Velti SA, GreeceMichael Kwok, IBM, CanadaPeter Loh Kok Keong, Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeArtur Lugmayr, Tampere University of Technology, FinlandMoises Manas, Polytechnical University of Valencia, SpainNipan Maniar, University of Portsmouth, UKPanos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, NetherlandsCarsten Matysczok, UNITY AG, GermanyRamon Molla Vaya, Technical University of Valencia, SpainPeter Nelson, University of Edinburgh, UKElina M.I. Ollila, Nokia Research, FinlandSamir Otmane, Evry University, FranceNarcis Pares, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, SpainGeorge Pavlidis, Cultural and Educational Technology Institute, GreeceYusuf Pisan, University of Technology, AustraliaLazaros Polymenakos, Athens Information Technology, GreeceCristina Portales, Polytechnic University of Valencia, SpainShri Rai, Murdoch University, AustraliaChristian Reimann, Siemens AG, GermanyGemma San Cornelio, Open University of Catalonia, SpainShigeru Sakurazawa, Future University-Hakodate, JapanNobuya Suzuki, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan Isis Truck, University Paris 8, FranceLucia Vera, University of Valencia, SpainCharles Woodward, VTT Technical Research Centre, FinlandR. Michael Young, North Carolina State University, USASebastian Zander, Swinburne University of Technology, AustraliaSuiping Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ______________________________Dr. Sofia TsekeridouAssistant ProfessorAthens Information Technology - AITBuilding B7, 19.5 km Markopoulo Ave.PEANIA 190 02, Athens, GreeceTel: +30 210 6682804 (Int.: 5804)Fax: +30 210 6682703E-mail: